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  • City approves economic development rate for Wild Turkey

    Campari America, the parent company of Wild Turkey Distillery, received a discount from the city for its water usage through a new economic development rate contract approved by the council.
    The city council voted 5-0 to move forward with an economic development rate contract between the city of Lawrenceburg and Skyy Spirits, LLC and Campari America, owners of the Wild Turkey Distillery.
    Council member Larry Giles was absent during the Nov. 11 council meeting.

  • ‘Phenomenal Woman’

    Try making Marian McKee say “I can’t.”
    Impossible.
    She’ll always change it to “I am.”
    McKee, 52, wants women to believe they’re phenomenal by saying they’re phenomenal.
    Everyday, even if they have to schedule a daily “I love you” regimen for themselves.
    There’s power in those words, McKee says, but only if they put action behind it.  

  • Wild Turkey warehouse temporarily evacuated

    Several Wild Turkey employees evacuated a warehouse early Monday morning after a worker cleaning a bathroom accidentally mixed bleach with cleaning chemicals.
    According to Director of Public Safety Bart Powell, a Wild Turkey employee became short of breath after she mixed cleaning chemicals in the toilet of one of the distillery’s warehouses’ bathroom.
    Only two or three employees were in the building during the incident, Powell said, and were evacuated so the bathroom could be ventilated.

  • Single-vehicle accident on Highway 44 sends man to hospital Saturday

    A Lawrenceburg man struck a utility pole while driving east on Highway 44 Saturday morning.
    Keith Osborne, 44, of Lawrenceburg was driving a green 1995 Chevrolet pickup a little after 11 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole about two miles west of Lawrenceburg on Highway 44.
    Traffic was rerouted on Highway 44 for several hours as Kentucky State Police reconstructed the accident scene.

  • Pipeline meeting on again, but not when magistrates wanted it

    There will be a public meeting about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline after all, but not later this month.
    Just weeks after rejecting an offer with the pipeline’s developer and saying such a meeting would do no good because the developer “wouldn’t answer questions anyway,” Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway did an about face last Tuesday and asked magistrates to approve a meeting for Nov. 19.

  • Auditor says tax hike ‘only option’ for revenue

    Her message has been the same for all eight school districts Denise Keene audited for the ’12-13 fiscal year — raise local school taxes in 2014 or be in danger of low levels of funding next year.
    Keene, in her report of the Anderson County school district’s audit of last year’s finances, said she’s very serious about recommending districts take a 4 percent revenue increase every year to maintain budgets because of projected state and federal funding cuts.

  • Time running out for Santa letters

    From staff reports
    If you think you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your holiday letters to The Anderson News.
    For the 36th consecutive year, the Anderson News will be assisting Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children.
    Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident on Versailles Road

    A 22-year-old Lawrenceburg motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident Monday after crashing into a vehicle entering the Hunter Ridge subdivision located on Versailles Road.
    Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg police department said witnesses saw Justin Greene, 22, 571 South Main Street, accelerate to pass vehicles traveling east on Versailles Road in a no-passing zone when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle pulling into Hunter Ridge Drive.   

  • Stevens enters race for state rep

    Lawrenceburg’s Kent Stevens (D) announced last Wednesday that he is running for state representative.
    The announcement marks the fifth time Stevens, who held the position in 2009-10, has run for state representative, but the first time for the newly created
    53rd House district, which includes Anderson and Spencer counties, along with two voting precincts in Bullitt County.

  • Semi rear-ends vehicle, injures two in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg grandmother and her grandson were seriously hurt after a semi rear-ended their vehicle Tuesday morning in front of Walmart on US 127.
    Margie L. Wolverton, 68, 410 Djeddah Drive, of Lawrenceburg, was driving a black Ford Fusion south on the Bypass when a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of her vehicle at about 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, according to state police. The impact of the crash sent the car down an embankment located across from the first Walmart entrance on the Bypass. The vehicle eventually came to a stop near a property line fence.